NASHVILLE -- Predators goalie Pekka Rinnes recovery from a hip infection will be at least two weeks slower with doctors recommending Rinne continue limiting his activity. Anthony Bennett Jersey
. The Predators had hoped Rinne could pick up his rehabilitation Friday. In a statement posted on the teams website, the Predators said Rinne has not had a setback. "However, as we have realized and learned throughout this process, the recovery and rehabilitation from a bacterial infection does not involve a specific timetable," according to the teams statement. "It does come with a degree of uncertainty." The Predators say every precaution is being taken to manage the bacterial infection with the goal of getting Rinne back to full strength. Rinne is being monitored daily by the teams medical staff. The two-time Vezina Trophy finalist has been sidelined since he had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Oct. 24 as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection developed in the same hip that was surgically repaired May 9 following the conclusion of last season. Since the surgery, Rinne has been taking antibiotics through intravenous fluids. The line was set to be removed Dec. 5, though Rinne was due to continue antibiotics as a precaution. In nine games this season, Rinne is 4-4-1 with a 2.31 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. The Predators have been using Marek Mazanec, who was the NHLs rookie of the month in November, and Carter Hutton, who was the leagues third star for last week. Ricky Rubio Jersey
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.C. -- Al Jefferson thinks hes finally figured out the NBA game.MILAN, Italy -- Alessandro Diamantis stunning free kick earned Bologna a vital 1-0 victory over Cagliari in a Serie A relegation battle on Thursday. Diamanti scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute to give Bologna its first win in five games and move the club two points above Cagliari and six away from the relegation zone. The game took a while to get going, with nerves clearly showing in both sets of players. There would have been plenty more goals but for several brilliant stops by both goalkeepers. Cagliari striker Joaquin Larrivey also hit the crossbar shortly after two good chances for Andrea Cossu and Thiago Ribeiro to equalize. The visitors were lucky not to be reduced to 10 men in the first half following a poor challenge from Michele Canini. Bologna could have taken the lead in the ninth minute when Robert Acquafresca unleashed a powerful shot from the corner of the area which Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi did well to stop. Cagliaris first sight of goal came in the 18th as Cossu put in a brilliant cross to pick out Joaquin Larrivey one on one with Jean-Francois Gillet but the Argentine miscontrolled the ball. The best chance of the first half fell to Bologna, shortly after the half hour, as Diamanti rushed onto Archimede Morleos cross and fired through a crowd of bodies, but Agazzi parried well and then did even better when Acquafresca followed up. Cagliari defender Canini might have been sent off five minutes from halftime when he brought down Acquafresca from behind as the Bologna striker was running clear through on goal. Ricky Rubio Timberwolves Jersey
. . Bologna felt further aggrieved four minutes after the break when Albin Ekdal pushed over Morleo as he crossed the ball. The defence cleared but only as far as Nico Pulzetti, who forced Agazzi into another brilliant save. The home side called loudly for a penalty and, although it perhaps should have been a free kick on the edge of the area, the referee gave nothing. Bologna almost found itself behind moments later but Gillet pulled off a great save to keep out a fierce effort from Daniele Conti. The game sparked into life when Diamanti curled a stunning 30-yard free kick into the top right corner which Agazzi could do nothing about. Cagliari had two golden opportunities to level. First, Agazzis goal clearance bounced once before landing perfectly for Cossu, one on one with the goalkeeper, but his volley was brilliantly saved by Gillet. Shortly afterwards, a mixup between Gillet and Nicolo Cherubin saw the latter clear straight to Thiago Ribeiro, who found himself alone in front of goal, but the Brazilian fired wide of the right upright. Cagliari was almost made to rue those missed opportunities immediately as Acquafresca was set up perfectly by Gaston Ramirez but he miskicked and his effort scraped past the outside of the right hand post. The visiting side again went even closer to the equalizer in the 70th when Larrivey headed Cossus corner onto the crossbar. Bologna coach Stefano Pioli was sent to the stands for dissent as tempers flared in the dying stages. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys
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